You are what you eat!

The optimal diet for prevention of heart attacks is a plant-based, whole food diet that is rich in fruits and vegetables (at least ten servings a day), low glycemic and high in fiber.

For a heart-healthy diet, avoid:

  • White rice and pasta, cakes, cookies, candies, fried food, donuts and potato chips.
  • Sodas and fruit juice
  • Energy and sports drinks
  • Animal protein
  • Dairy products
  • Oils

If you feel that you cannot give up animal protein, then red meat should be eaten only once a month and poultry and fish eaten once a week. Use olive oil sparingly and cheese weekly as well.  Remember, everything in moderation!

Vitamin supplements and fish oil capsules are not recommended. If you desire to take fish oils then a prescription capsule is available. Otherwise, vitamin supplements are not beneficial. On the above diet, you will be getting all your essential nutrients as whole food. There are rare instances where there is a documented deficiency: vitamin B12 and vitamin D supplementation are required. For more information, please see Dr McDougall and The China Study for more information. Call to schedule your complimentary heart health consultation and get on track for healthy arteries.

Windward Vein, Heart, Medispa